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Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

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12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Granger, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was warm and friendly. There are lots to do at this campground and the pool was 84 degrees. This family run campground is kept in a great condition and everyone we met was friendly. next time we plan to stay a couple more days. It's great location between Mount Rushmore and Custer State Par.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest campgrounds we have ever been to. I really appreciate the fact that the owners have not used every square inch of this place for RV sites. There is plenty of open pasture area which really adds to the scenery. We stayed in the "Main Camp" area, which had good shade, campsites were spaced nicely, and had... More 

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this campground by a friend and it certainly lived up to our expectations! The sites were large, spread out, with ample room for our three children to play. The campground also had lots of grassy areas where our kids could play ball or other games. The amenities were excellent. The pool was large, clean, and had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The backdrop for this campground is near perfect. We chose this campground because it is centrally located to most, if not all the attractions. Very nice heated pool and hot tub. Camp store was very nice and prices were more than reasonable considering the area. I would love to see paved sites but that would not prevent me from returning.... More 

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights here enjoying the great views, the large sites and the pool and hot tub. The pool does get busy later afternoons but perfect in the morning or around noon. This place is a bit spendy for a campground but the location can't be beat and it's next to a bike trail for early morning exercise. We'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third time camping here....have loved every visit. Kids enjoy the pool, it's on the Mickelson trail which is great - easy 3 miles to Hill City. We did miss the pancake breakfast tent this year...hope they bring that back! Large sites, views are spectacular around the campground - so glad they have kept some wide open green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to stay here after having it recommended to us by several people for a family vacation. We chose a camping cabin while 2 other families in our group pulled there campers. We were all very pleased with the amenities and views this campground offered. It was centrally located to all we wanted to do. They keep the pool,... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pulled into Rafter J after it being recommended by several people. We had no trouble checking in and the staff was fine. Our camp sites were #10 and 11 and friends stayed in a cabin. I recommend our RV sites as they were quiet with a wonderful view. The kids loved the pool and adults loved the hot tub.... More 

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Omaha, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our family of four stayed in a comfort cabin for 3 nights. The cabin was clean, nice shower and bathroom. Also has Keurig coffee maker, microwave, toaster, small fridge no freezer, sink, no stove. They say this cabin sleeps six. I would recommend no more than 2 adults and 2 younger children can comfortably stay here. There is one queen... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We loved our stay here. Granted it is early in the season, but the surroundings are very nice. Don't worry about other reviews about the lack of amenities - you're supposed to be camping. Why are you watching TV? Their little store was cute and the historical aspect of the 12 mile stop was really interesting. The bathrooms were nice... More 

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